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49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. the “big three” among both consumers and marketers continue to thrive and dominate. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving.

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Social networking services should be facilitated not controlled

Biznology

Way back in 2000, Amy Jo Kim wrote the book on best practices and strategies on how to start, build, grow, and maintain online communities in Community Building on the Web : Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities.

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Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

Biznology

“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. It was to grow fast – so that it could be as big as the Amazon river for the online retail world. amazon.com (Photo credit: soumit).

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. As with most things in life, you’ll get out of social networks what you put into them.

The Stories Behind 5 Social Networks That Never Caught On

Hubspot

What was the first social network you ever joined? While many people will recall it being Facebook or Twitter, others might remember some of the earlier, less popular social networks. After all, these networks laid the groundwork for the social media giants we use today.

50 Facts about online consumer behavior not to ignore

Biznology

81% of consumers research online before buying. ( If the goal of marketing is to reach the consumer at moments that most influence their buying decision, then understanding online consumer behavior is key for any business. Social Media Examiner ). Social Media Examiner).

Social Networking – Organic? Strategic? or Gaming a System?

B2B Marketing Traction

Now that social media is used by more businesses, it’s become clear that there is a right (and wrong) way to use it. Social media is supposed to be an authentic and transparent online conversation with your peers – not a marketing ploy or a way to pull one over on your prospects.

Choose the Right Social Networks to Boost Your Business

Marketing Action

You have to embrace social media and integrate it into your marketing strategy. The good news is you don’t have to have a brand presence on every single social networking platform out there. Choose the social networks that fit your audience.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

“Big data” is one of the trendiest buzzwordy terms in marketing/technology/business today. 2014 B2B Content Marketing Trends–North America: Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs. Which “social” brands aren’t really social at all?

Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services.

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Monitoring, automating, analyzing: Top tools for social networks!

Exo B2B

Digital marketing is constantly evolving and social networks and digital levers are multiplying, so it’s more important than ever to consolidate your strategy and equip yourself with the marketing tools that will best suit your needs.

Pinterest vs. Facebook: Which Is REALLY the Better Visual Social Network?

Hubspot

marketers are now wondering where the best place to promote that visual content is. Just about every major social network allows marketers to share visual content in some capacity, but that doesn't necessarily mean that particular network is the best medium for visual promotion.

Why Every Nonprofit Should Adopt a Social Networking Mindset

Hubspot

I immediately took it into a branch conversation (a terrific online tool for those of us who need more than 140 characters to discuss something). And it all starts with leaders leading with a network mindset. Understanding the Network Mindset.

Visitors hate online ghost towns more than spammy auto posts

Biznology

No, that’s only the second most-hated thing in corporate social media branding. The number-one thing visitors to your online properties, including your website, hate the most is a ghost town. As long as the (social media) roots are not severed, all is well.

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View From The Boardroom – Social Networks Around The World: Challenges and Opportunities

Traackr

Social Networks Around The World: Challenges and Opportunities. For a while there – circa 2010 – it looked like CMOs would be having an easier time of things, as the marketing world moved towards embracing social networks.

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

Email bankruptcy and internal social networking

Biznology

Then, you hear about this new social business initiative going on at your company, which promises to end all maladies of Dilbert’s world: work will be meaningful and rewarding again, communications and collaboration will just work as they were supposed to. Credit: Wikipedia.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity

As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Increase use of video marketing? What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Marketing Pilgrim ).

Top online marketers on Twitter

Biznology

We all love lists so I thought I would collect the top online marketers on Twitter. I included content marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, inbound marketing, email marketing, acquisition marketing, B2B marketing, network marketing, and search engine marketing.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? Marketing Charts ).

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10 Pinterest Infographics: Visual Explanations for a Visual Social Network

Hubspot

Everyone keeps talking about how Pinterest will grow to become one of the largest used social networks, but truth is, it already is. As a social network that is built around one of the hottest trends in social media today -- visual content -- it's no wonder Pinterest is thriving.

Exploit the hours employees spend on social media

Biznology

When Dan Krueger and I send out our Gerris Corp influencer marketing emails, we time the mail-merged blast for around nine on the morning, East Coast time on a Tuesday. Half (Forty-eight percent) of people use social media for up to an hour per day at work.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity

Today’s WPO model emphasizes the importance of fusing a solid content strategy with a comprehensive online distribution strategy in order to maximize brand visibility and credibility. How can social, PR, SEO, and online advertising efforts be coordinated to maximize brand visibility?

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Hindsight 20/20 Series: 5. Enterprise social networking is about people, content and places

Biznology

What is the big deal about the modern social business and social collaboration platforms? Is there anything unique in them that can’t be done better and faster using the toolset that preceded all the hype around social technologies? Metrics – social business friend or foe?

Search + Social = Online Reputation Management

Biznology

I have been doing online reputation management (ORM) for clients since 2003. There’s one thing that everyone who comes to my door has in common, whether it was for NMS, Abraham Harrison, Reputation, Gerris , or now for Status Labs : too little content online!

A Look at the Future of Social Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Nikki Serapio , the Manager of Marketing Community at Oracle. The case for using marketing automation technology is clear. These are important tasks that marketers no longer have to do manually.

The simple truth about what’s driving digital next year

Biznology

Someone recently asked me what I thought the future of marketing was going to look like: what’s driving digital next year and, most importantly, how marketers can prepare for the seemingly ever-shifting changes brought about by digital.

5 Top Online Marketing Trends for the Rest of 2013

Webbiquity

Whether you work in the b2b world, in non-profit marketing or with a brick-and-mortar retailer, you know that having the right online presence can bring even more customers to your organization. Social media will remain important. Mobile marketing will continue to grow.

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Micro-Influencer Marketing is the new Influencer Marketing

Biznology

Every 365-days, Shashi Bellamkonda invites me to guest lecture to his Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies communications class, Social, Mobile and Search Marketing, XCPD-732. An Earned Media Micro-Influencer Marketing Primer. Now there’s micro-influencer marketing.

How B2B Marketers Can Connect Offline and Online Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As marketing strategies continue to progress, it’s becoming more important that B2B marketers connect their offline and online marketing programs. This statistic caught my attention – nearly 98 percent of CMOs claim that offline and online efforts are merging ( Gartner ).

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Blogging Business Intelligence Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Enterprise 2.0 Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing. But what happens when the efficacy of the ad network declines?

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6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. It’s true that social media remains in many ways a sort of wild west.

8 Questions to Evaluate if That New Social Network is Worth Your Company's Time

Hubspot

Whether it’s Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, a company’s online presence and brand is often enhanced through engagement and interaction on such social media sites. New social networks are born every day.

Tools I use to amplify social campaigns

Biznology

I am surprised how much of a one-man band I have become through social media thanks to a little help from my friends. Here are the top social media applications I use in order to help lead my clients and my own brand through all the background noise and into the spotlight.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. However—96% of the people who discuss brands online do not follow those brands’ owned profiles. Showcase reviews: BuzzBlogger, Social Media Today.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1

Social media is a physical extension of your brain

Biznology

In many ways, the social web is the closest thing we have, thus far, to a smart drug with guarantees of making increasing your IQ well above the horsepower that genetics and God intended. Photo credit: Intersection Consulting).

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!